Tour to Yesteryear 2010 Review - by John Byrne
Well two years of planning paid off. The Tour to Yesteryear 2010 hosted by KLR is now history and was a GREAT success. Over 160 A.C.C.C.C. members from all over Ontario attended the event. Members relaxed, enjoy some experiences they might not have otherwise had, touch bases with old friends, and met some new ones. We also had fond memories of members who have passed since last we met.
Below is a quick snap shot of what took place in Orillia on this year's TTYY.
Sunday July 25 was registration day. Everything was in place when members started to arrive just after 1:00 p.m. The theme this year was "Christmas in July".
Sunday evening we had a BBQ at the back of the hotel. It was a time to relax and get ready for a busy week.
Monday Bud, Sharon, Teri and Howard were the Tour Host for the day. We were off to Big Chute, Bala, and a Cranberry Bog Tour. Bud go things going early with an 8:00 a.m. drivers meeting.
Tuesday our host for the day were Sylvia & Ted Percival. We were off to Kinmount where we visited the world famous Highland Cinemas. Members toured the museum and saw a movie. After the picture show we were off to Burnt River where the town folks had prepared a great lunch for us. On the way to Burnt River, one of Brampton Region's member's vehicles broke down. His 1932 Frontenac was towed into Burnt River by another member's 1931 Cadillac. It is a site those who witnessed it will not likely see again.
Wednesday was a free day. Some folks visited the Tudhope display in Orillia. The Tudhope was a car manufactured in Orillia between about 1908 & 1914.
Thursday my son Timothy and I were the tour hosts. We lead the group of 80 + vehicles on a picturesque drive to Penetanguishene where we visited Discovery Harbour a mid-1800s British Naval Base. We had lunch at Captain Robert's Restaurant and saw a live theatre presentation called "See How They Run".
Friday our tour hosts were Bob Graham and Wayne West. We were off to Fenelon Falls for a cruise on the Kawartha Spirit. Thanks to the Fenelon Museum for providing parking for our cars.
Saturday we had a poker run with over 40 participants and gave away $500. in prize money. Sat. evening we had our banquet. Gail and John Goode were our DJs for the evening. At the end of the evening they generously donated back their fee to buy gifts for the children at our annual Christmas Party this year. Thanks to Gail and John.
Sunday it was time to say good-bye for another year. We had a great breakfast at the local Moose Hall in Orillia and then folks were on their way home. Next year's TTYY will be in Niagara Falls and hosted by Rainbow Region.
Scenes from the Tour...